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distinguished gallantry under General Johnston during the campaigns in Mississippi and Northern Georgia, and again under General hood in Tennessee, he won the confidence and esteem of all who knew him, and received as a lasting mark of General Johnston's appreciation of his services the proud appellation of the "young officer of great courage and sagacity." Prominent for all that distinguishes rising greatness, sagacity, courage, and intrepidity, combined with energy, perseverance, and that happy resort to expedients to meet sudden and great emergencies, his little band was rendered almost irresistible. During this military career he accomplished more brilliant results and rendered more valuable assistance and information than most officers with commands many times larger than his. To his company, so fondly attached to him by all the associations of close and intimate life; to the service, so much indebted for his concise, definite, and always accurate reports, and to society at large, of which he was one of the purest and brightest ornaments, his loss is irreparable. Peace to the ashes of this distinguished officer, whose death I join you in lamenting.

By command of Brigadier-General Jackson:

E. T. SYKES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, May 1, 1865.

Brigadier-General TUCKER:

An armistice was agreed upon by Generals Taylor and Canby on 29th to apply to all troops under their respective commands. Hostilities may be renewed by either party upon giving forty-eight hours' notice to the other. Present position of troops to remain unchanged until such notice shall be given or received. Pickets to continue at present stations. No scouting to be done by either party outside of will given such orders to your pickets and scouts as observance of this armistice requires. Notify Federal commander at Vicksburg, who will receive notice in due course from Major-General Canby.

By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, May 1, 1865.

Colonel SPENCE:

Let Federal staff officer come immediately to Meridian. Send an officer and small escort with him to prevent him being annoyed or interfered with.

By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, May 1, 1865.

Colonel SPENCE:

Permit no citizens to pass below State Line Station till further orders.

By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.